MAY 21, 2008


IN THIS ISSUE

  DEALER NEWS & INFORMATION

Automotive News at a Glance


  LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Under the Gold Dome

Senate to Take Up California

Emissions Bill Next Week


  REGULATORY & LEGAL UPDATES

Licensing/Permit Fee Increases
Effective July 1, 2008

REMINDER: Latest Salesperson License Application Form Dated 8/3/2007

 

  UPCOMING SEMINARS

New Red Flags Rules &

Privacy/Safeguards Re-cap


CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Upcoming Events


DEALER MILESTONES,
HIGHLIGHTS & TRANSITIONS

New Hyundai Dealership Opens
in Grand Junction

Hall Named Dealer of the Year

Sympathy to Dwyer Family

New Online Environmental,
Health and Safety Service,
FREE to KPA Customers

Share YOUR Accomplishments

 



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of Revenue.

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Registration section
of the
Colorado Dept. of Revenue,
Motor Vehicles Division.

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Department of Labor &
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website.




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Tim Jackson
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Tammi McCoy
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Nancy J. Burke
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Resources Coordinator
Lauren Stadler
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George Billings
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SAVE THE DATE!

Colorado Dealer Management
and Leadership Summit

Wednesday, August 13
8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Marriott Denver South – Park Meadows Drive

 

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS AT A GLANCE

Listed here are several articles pertaining to the auto industry in general that appeared recently in newspapers and other media outlets across the nation.

  • Car sellers' building plans signal optimism
    Colorado Springs Gazette, May 17
    Nine auto dealers are planning major construction projects in Colorado Springs, bringing new jobs to the beleaguered building industry and more choices for car buyers in the
    next year.
  • Schwarzenegger, automakers
    at odds

    USA Today, May 8
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said Thursday that pressure from the auto industry will not deter California from attempting to impose strict emission rules for vehicles sold in the state.
  • A secret cheer for gas prices
    The Washington Post, May 18
    Largely thanks to government mandates and rising fuel prices, the green revolution is revving up in the global automobile industry.
  • Gas prices may spur revision of mpg plan
    The Detroit News, May 17
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said Friday the final regulation increasing fuel efficiency standards could be tougher than the department's initial proposal.
  • Scientist changes views on global warming
    AOLNews.com, May 18
    Global warming isn't to blame for the recent jump in hurricanes in the Atlantic, concludes a study by a prominent federal scientist whose position has shifted on the subject.
  • Hybrids gain fans as gas cost rises
    Detroit Free Press, May 15
    Rising fuel prices and competition among a proliferation of gasoline-electric hybrids have sliced the payback period for hybrids to two or three years in some cases, instead of five years or more that made hybrids harder to justify at lower fuel prices.
  • Obama’s rusty image of Detroit 3 needs polish
    Detroit Free Press, May 18
    Sen. Barack Obama extended an olive branch to Detroit's automakers last week. Unfortunately, he extended it to the Detroit Three of the 1980s, not the 21st-Century companies doing business here today.
  • Easy or not, Mac vows to be green
    New York Post, May 13
    Promising to be a "green" president, John McCain yesterday unveiled a plan to combat global warming - and took a shot at President Bush for not tackling the issue.
  • Nissan sews a deal on battery technology
    AOLNews.com, May 18
    Nissan says its joint venture with electronics maker NEC Corp. will invest 12 billion yen to start mass-producing lithium-ion batteries -- a technology that's widely viewed as key for next-generation green cars.
  • 2 automakers hit milestones
    Detroit Free Press, May 16
    General Motors Corp. said sales in April pushed the Chevrolet brand past 500,000 units in China, where the brand was introduced in 2000, and Toyota Motor Corp. said it has now sold more than 1 million Prius gas-electric hybrids. Toyota started selling the model in Japan in 1997.

CADA forwards news articles and opinion columns of interest
through the Open Road to inform members of current events.
These in no way reflect the views, opinions, and/or positions
of CADA or its member dealers. They are sent for
informational and educational purposes only.


UNDER THE GOLD DOME

Your CADA lobbyist, Nancy Burke, provides weekly updates on legislative issues relevant to the automotive industry. The Legislative Policy Committee met Tuesday May 13 to discuss the strategy that dealers will take to fight some of the current legislative initiatives. 

CLICK HERE for an overview of
the legislative session of 2008.

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SENATE TO TAKE UP CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS BILL NEXT WEEK
The Detroit News, May 14

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee plans to take up a bill next week that would grant California and 16 other states the power to impose their own vehicle emissions standards.

The bill, before the committee chaired by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., would reverse a decision by the Environmental Protection Agency that denied California and the other states the right to mandate a 30 percent cut in vehicle emissions by 2016. Natalie Ravitz, a Boxer spokeswoman, said the bill could come up as early as Tuesday.

CLICK HERE to read the entire article.

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LICENSING/PERMIT FEE INCREASES EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008

The Motor Vehicle Dealer Board (MVDB) approved fee increases for dealer and salesperson licensing, renewal and permit fees. The following revised fee amounts are effective July 1, 2008. Please begin submitting the revised fee amounts for paperwork submitted on July 1 or after. [NOTE that the dollar amounts on specific forms and the state web sites will not be updated until the fee changes are effective].

CATEGORY/LICENSE TYPE
Current
NEW: 7/1/2008
DEALERS/WHOLESALERS/BUYER AGENTS/AUCTIONS
 Original
$325

$335
($10 increase)

 Renewal
$270
$275
 
SALESPERSONS
 Original
$75
$80
 Renewal
$55
$60
 Multiple (additional license for multiple dealerships)
$55
$60
 Reissue Salesperson 
$55
$60
 
LATE FEE - All License Types
$25
$25
(same)
 
MISCELLANEOUS
 Change of Class
$75
$80
 Change of Dealer Location
$75
$80
 Additional Dealer Location
$135
$140
 Change of Name
$75
$80
 Stock Transfer/Ownership Change
$75
$80
 Off Premise Permit
$55
$60
 Temp Dealer's License For Out of State Dealers (per event)
$145
$145
(same)

These fees are for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2008 and ending June 30, 2009.

Note that the above fee schedule includes fees for various changes to existing licenses—including any change in location, name, or stock/ownership. 

The publication below describes dealership responsibilities to notify the Auto Industry Division (AID) within ten days of any change in ownership.  
http://www.revenue.state.co.us/dlr/pdfs/ownershiptrf.pdf

The DR 2024 form must be completed for dealership name changes:
http://www.revenue.state.co.us/dlr/pdfs/Dr2024.pdf

CLICK HERE for a link to all
AID forms and applications.

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REMINDER:  LATEST SALESPERSON LICENSE APPLICATION
FORM DATED 8/3/2007

A reminder that the latest salesperson application form has a revision date of 8/3/2007 – please ensure you are using the latest version of this form. Also note that this latest version has fill-in form fields and can be completed electronically and then saved/printed:  http://www.revenue.state.co.us/dlr/pdfs/Dr2115.pdf  

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If you have questions on any legal or regulatory topic, please contact:

DISCLAIMER: CADA is not authorized to dispense legal advice.
The information contained in this weekly email is intended to provide important updates and reminders regarding statutes, litigation, and regulations. CADA always advises that dealers should consult legal counsel on the specifics of any laws or regulations to ensure proper compliance.



TO REGISTER ONLINE FOR ANY CADA
SEMINAR OR EVENT, PLEASE VISIT:

www.cadaonline.org/registration
Event Description
Date/Time
Location

New Red Flags Rules and Privacy/Safeguards Re-cap presented by Rob Cohen, Auto Advisory Services
Grand Junction

Monday,
Aug. 11
Times to be determined
lunch Included

Double Tree Hotel
743 Horizon Drive,
Grand Junction, CO 81506
970.241.8888

New Red Flags Rules and Privacy/Safeguards Re-cap presented by Rob Cohen, Auto Advisory Services
Denver

Tuesday,
Aug. 12
Times to be determined
breakfast Included

William D. Barrow Building,
CADA Offices
290 East Speer Blvd., Denver

New Red Flags Rules and Privacy/Safeguards Re-cap presented by Rob Cohen, Auto Advisory Services
Colorado Springs

Tuesday,
Aug. 12
Times to be determined
lunch Included

Antlers Hilton Hotel,
4 South Cascade Ave.,
Colorado Springs, 80903 719.955.5600
*Colorado Springs dealers should register with CSADA, Ann Winslow, 719.473.1465

 


Event Description
Date/Time
Location
CADA Workers Compensation Program
- Quarterly Safety Committee Meeting

June 18

More details coming soon!

William D. Barrow Building,
CADA Offices
290 East Speer Blvd., Denver
CLICK HERE for more information on the CADA workers' compensation program.
ATAE (Automotive Trade Association Executives) Service Directors Meetings July 20-23 St. Julien Hotel, Boulder
CLICK HERE for a registration form. CLICK HERE to view sponsors. Contact Tammi McCoy for more details or if you are interested in sponsorship information.
Colorado Dealer Management & Leadership Summit

Wednesday,
Aug. 13
8 a.m. to
7:30 p.m.

Marriott Denver South at Park Meadows
CADA Annual Member Golf Event Monday,
Sept. 8
Columbine Country Club
17 Fairway Lane
Columbine Valley, 80123



NEW HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP OPENS IN GRAND JUNCTION

Grand Valley Hyundai opened a dealership in Grand Junction this month. The owners include Bob Pitre and Ryan Lorimor, who will also serve as general manager. The dealership is located at 2162 Highway 6 and 50. For more information, please call 970.242.4200.

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CHRISTOPHER HALL NAMED DEALER OF THE YEAR

Congratulations to Christopher Hall for being named the 2007 Dealer of the Year by Chrysler LLC in the Dodge brand category. Hall is the owner of Christopher's Dodge World in Golden.

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SYMPATHY TO DWYER FAMILY

Our sympathy goes out to the Dwyer family in the death of Bill Dwyer, former president and CEO of Lakewood Chrysler-Jeep, who died earlier this month. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his name to The Hospice of St. John, 1320 Everett Ct., Lakewood, CO 80214.

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NEW ONLINE ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND
SAFETY SERVICE, FREE TO KPA CUSTOMERS
Dealership Safety Information Goes
Online with myKPAonline

KPA, the only national provider of environmental, health and safety (EHS) consulting services to the vehicle dealer and service markets, recently announced a significant enhancement to its services with the launch of myKPAonline™. 

Features of myKPAonline include:

  • A dashboard displaying separate graphical indicators for environmental, safety and regulatory ratings, and an overall compliance index
  • Number of days since the last recorded accident
  • Notes of each Safety Committee Meeting, including an issue log
  • Text and photographic information associated with each issue
  • Tracking of each issue through completion
  • Accident log and associated information
  • Training history with rosters of attendees
  • An optional system-generated report emailed on a client-specified schedule
  • Hosting on the KPA web site, so no client software installation is required
  • Password protection for each client account

The new service is being provided without charge to KPA clients. MyKPAonline will be deployed at all client locations during the next regularly-scheduled on-site visit by their KPA engineer.

CLICK HERE for a press release and more information about myKPAonline™.

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LET US KNOW ABOUT YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

Have you or anyone else at your dealership won an award recently? Have you or your dealership provided any outstanding community service? We want to recognize such accomplishments. Please send us a brief write-up of the award or event along with any other information to milestones@cadaonline.org. Also include your contact information for further follow-up.


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